Occasional reports of what’s happening at the TechSpace …

Wednesday Meetup Night Summary

Here’s a summary of tonight’s meeting: read more →

17 Feb 2016
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Wednesday Meetup Night Summary

Here’s a summary of tonight’s meeting: read more →

03 Feb 2016
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Wednesday meetup night summary

A great turnout for our Wednesday night meetup. JavaScript meetup happening in the conference room Pizza in the kitchen Hardware, ESP and Arduino hacking in the main room 3D printing on the UP in the lab Gold Coast JavaScript Meetup: We welcomed the Gold Coast JavaScript meetup group as they held their first meeting of 2016 in the new.. read more →

20 Jan 2016
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Announcing the Smart Tech Discovery Education Program – January 2015

The Smart Tech Discovery Education Program launched! Gold Coast TechSpace is pleased to launch the “Smart Tech Discovery Education Program” today. This program is the result of our Smart Tech Discovery Education Project, whereby several TechSpace members, inspired by past successful past education sessions that a few members have run, have designed a set of education.. read more →

Fun and games with the STM8 on Linux

After my adventures with the STM32 I decided to give the STM8 a go. The STM8 microcontroller is the 8 bit version from the same manufacturer, similar performance to an Arduino but with much lower power and incredibly cheap. I purchased an STM8S Discovery board for about $10 from element14. It’s an interesting little board,.. read more →

Getting to Blinky with the STM32 and Ubuntu Linux!

After a few years now of doing Arduino, and everyone telling me that I needed to use ARM I thought I would dive right in with a much more powerful board. Now before my fellow Techspacers rush in to jump on the bandwagon…. repeat after me…. “this is not Arduino, this is not Arduino”…. now.. read more →

02 Sep 2014
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Review of Marcus Schappi Crowd-funding event

Silicon Beach & Gold Coast TechSpace were proud to host an event with Marcus Schappi on 27th June at the One 50 Public house in Bundall. The event was sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as part of their visiting entrepreneurs programme and I am very proud of the fact we were able to.. read more →

Gold Coast TechSpace Presidents Report 2013-2014

2013-2014 was my second year as President and this was really the year where TechSpace flourished from an idea into something that can make a real impact on people’s lives. Our year started at our new location in Nind St, Southport. We missed the space of the shed in Johnson St but it sure was.. read more →

Visit to San Francisco Exploratorium

During our recent visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Cn Glen Tozer and myself had the pleasure of visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium, There’s a fair bit of relevance and interest to Makers so I thought it was worthy of a blog post here. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 in the heart.. read more →

05 Jul 2014
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Announcing: The 2014 Hack’nShow at Gold Coast Science and Tech Fair

A celebration of creativity. We want to see lots of tech, from simple and small to …, from lots of people. Why should the community become involved in this year’s Gold Coast Science and Tech Fair? Gold Coast Science and Tech Fairs are the best opportunity for schools and the general public to come together.. read more →